Maritzburg United have re-appointed Fadlu Davids as the club’s head coach after parting ways with John Maduka.

Davids spent the last of his playing days at Maritzburg before assuming the role of assistant coach to a lot of coaches. Including Ernst Middendorp.

He finally ascended to the hot seat in 2017. He nearly won the Nedbank Cup in 2018 as they lost to Free State Stars in the final in Cape Town.

The Blue Hearts confirmed in a statement on Monday afternoon that Davids has been handed the task of pulling the team off the relegation zone.

Fadlu Davids at Maritzburg United
Fadlu Davids at Maritzburg United


“Davids re-joins the Team of Choice for his second stint at the helm,” reads the statement from the Maritzburg media team. 

“The club have moved swiftly to allow Davids an extended period in which he can work with the squad during the World Cup break.”

Davids expressed his excitement at being in familiar territory. The club is where he spent most of his playing career before graduating to the technical team.


He had been the head coach previously. This is before he was fired and he went on to join Orlando Pirates as an assistant coach.

He opted not to renew when his deal ended in June. Davids joined former Pirates boss Josef Zinnbauer at Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia a few months ago as an assistant.